View our Professional Doctorates - research-based qualifications designed for working professionals.
What is a Professional Doctorate?
Professional Doctorates offer the equivalent status of a PhD and are designed for professionals who will complete work-based research. You will focus on applying research to practical problems, formulating solutions to complex issues, and designing effective professional practices within your field.
At NTU, our Professional Doctorates are structured around a series of documents, each of which is supported by an attendance workshop. This blends classroom attendance and research with the same level of independent work and critical analysis as a PhD.
There are a different types of Professional Doctorate qualifications, depending on your field of study. All our qualifications are offered part-time, so that you can fit your research around your employment. Select your chosen course to find out more details.
The Professional Doctorate in Education (EdD) is designed for those in a range of education and education-related professions and provides an opportunity to study part-time for a doctorate in an area connected to professional practice.
This DPsych in Forensic Psychology is a two and a half year part-time research-based programme which allows experienced practicing forensic psychologists the opportunity to further develop their knowledge, understanding, skills, qualities and attributes in a specialist area of forensic psychology.
The Professional Doctorate in Social Practice has been designed to provide those who work in the broad area of the public, private and independent sector professions an opportunity to study part-time for a doctorate.
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NTU Doctoral School
The NTU Doctoral School provides a multi-disciplinary home for all our researchers, here to support you throughout your entire doctoral degree. Explore our research community.
Writing a research proposal
Your research proposal is the most important part of your doctoral application. Get our advice on how to write yours.